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  1. Ciro Immobile's Club and International Soccer Career

    Ciro ImmobileWithin this article we are going to look across the long-standing football career of Ciro Immobile. Exploring his transition from youth to senior squads on both the club and international side, we are going to analyze his historic and current performance on the pitch.

    Here are the basics of Ciro Immobile’s personal and player profile, keep reading to find out more about his football career:

    • DOB – 20th February 1990
    • Height – 1.85m
    • Weight – 78kg
    • Nationality – Italian
    • Signed – 1st July 2010
    • Position - Striker

    Immobile’s Youth Career

    Ciro was born on the 20th February 1990 in Torre Annunziata and started his youth career in football at the Torre Annunziata ’88. After being at the football school in his local area, he transferred to Maria Rosa before joining the Salernitana youth team. During his time with Salernitana he did not reach the level he wanted of exposure for his talent as he often found himself on the bench. Because of this negative experience with Salernitana he moved shortly after joining to the youth team for Sorrento.

    With the Sorrento youth team Ciro thrived as he scored 30 goals in the U17 division during the 2007/08 season. During a tournament against Torino, the scouts from Juventus were really impressed with his performance and later signed him at the age of 18 for 80,000 Euros. During his time with Juventus he played in the Primavera league and saw his team through to their 2009 win at Torneo di Viareggio. Throughout the season he scored a total of five goals for the Juventus youth side, with two of these being in the final.

    • Sorrento – 2002 to 2008
    • Juventus – 2008 to 2009

    Immobile’s Senior Club History

    In March 2009 Ciro made his debut as a s

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  2. Giovanni Simeone - The Man of the Moment at Genoa

    2nd December 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
    "I heard from my father, who told me he had scored against Juventus, and therefore it was in our blood, so I had to do the same. This is the best day of my career so far," explained an overjoyed Giovanni Simeone following his double in Genoa's sensational 3-1 win over Juventus.

    Indeed, there was no better way for the son of Diego to break his six match goalless streak, in a match where he became the first Genoa player to bag a brace against Juventus since Marco Rossi in 2010.

    While his father was busy attending to business of his own, steering his Atletico Madrid side to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Osasuna in La Liga, Diego certainly would've been proud of his boy's exploits against the Serie A league leaders upon hearing the news of his day out. Remarkably, 6084 days after his dad scored a winner vs Juve for Lazio back in 2000, Giovanni had emulated his old man's achievement.

    Interestingly, in the weeks prior to his scintillating performance, Giovanni gave a fascinating insight into why it's not been easy to follow in the footsteps of his famous father and how he's desperate to create his own identity. "Ever since I was a kid it was not an easy situation: everyone talked about me, saying that if I did play football it was only because I was Simeone's son. But that wasn't the case," he insisted.

    "I have always been a normal guy who wanted to play football, learn and get into the first team. You cannot compare us: I am Giovanni, he is my father."

    From the outset, Giovanni certainly went about making a name for himself under no uncertain terms, as the 21-year-old hit the ground running by scoring two goals inside 13 minutes. The first an opportunistic tap in from close range and the second a precise glancing header from Darko Lazovic's cross after his cunning blindside run saw

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